- Robert M. Charlton
Charlton was born in
Savannah, Georgiaon January 19, 1807. A lawyerby training, Charlton served in various positions at the city and state level in addition to his U.S. Senate term. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives(1828), and he was appointed and subsequently elected a judge of the Eastern Circuit of Georgia in 1832. Charlton was also appointed as a United States District Attorney.
He was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of
John Macpherson Berrien. Charlton served as the mayor of Savannah from 1839 to 1841. The father of Robert Charlton, Thomas U.P. Charlton, had previously served as the appointed mayor of Savannah in 1815 and again in 1819.
In 1829 Robert Charlton married Margaret Shick. Charlton ward, Savannah and
Charlton County, Georgiaare named after him. Charlton died in Savannah on January 18, 1854, and is buried in Laurel Grove Cemeteryin that city.
* [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/chatham/bios/gbs136charlton.txt Chatham County GaArchives Biographies.....Charlton, Robert Milledge 1807 - 1854]
* [http://www.camdencounty.org/history/charlton_county.html Camden County, Georgia history]
* [http://www.wvu.edu/~lawfac/jelkins/lp-2001/charlton.html Biographical Directory of the United States Congress]
* [http://www.liveoakpl.org/PDF/MayorsOfSavannah.pdf Live Oak Public Library list of mayors of Savannah, Georgia]
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